March 15, 2022

Youth Entrepreneurship Guide – Government of Canada Resources

Introduction Futurpreneur Canada Start-up Program Summer Company Junior Achievement Canada Source: Entrepreneurship can begin at any age. This guide will introduce you to the basics of starting a business, and highlight government programs available to young entrepreneurs in Ontario. To be eligible for youth entrepreneur programs you need...

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March 8, 2022

Canadian Women’s Foundation – Community Needs Grant.

Source: Canadian Women’s Foundation Community Needs Grants 2022 Deadline: March 21, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Community Needs grants. Approximately 24 grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each will be selected. The aim of the Community Needs Grants is to...

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February 28, 2022

Despite Awareness, Black Women Entrepreneurs Remain Underfunded, by Tanya Hayles

Source: Globe and Mail | Follow them on Twitter: @globeandmail When Sarah Juma was starting her business, Innovate Inclusion, potential funders explicitly said her company would do better with a white man at the helm. “I’ve experienced people doubting that this is really my company,” says the founder of...

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February 15, 2022

A Black woman’s guide to venture-capital fundraising by Dominic-Madori Davis 

A Black woman’s guide to venture-capital fundraising: How to pitch investors, build a support network, and raise millions. By Dominic-Madori Davis | Culled from Business Insider Raising venture capital is a daunting experience for Black women. Before 2021, only 93 Black female founders had raised $1 million or more...

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February 8, 2022

New Black-owned Business Directory and Marketplace Launches in Canada

Source: Global News, Canada Nerissa Allen, president of the Black Business Association of BC, shares details of a new online directory, providing a platform for black-owned businesses.   It’s easier than ever to discover great Black-owned businesses in Canada thanks to a new national online directory and e-commerce marketplace....

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February 1, 2022

#FundingSolutions | Fair Finance Fund – Now Accepting Loan Applications for Local Food & Farm Businesses.

The Winter Intake for Fair Finance Fund is OPEN | Now Accepting Loan Applications – If you are looking for a Business loan from $20,000 to up to $200,000 for your mission-driven local food or farm business, visit  Applications are now being accepted up until Friday, February 18th,...

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January 29, 2022

#FundingSolutions | CANIE MICRO-GRANTS

$5,000 CANIE MICRO-GRANTS brought to you with our Micro-Grant partner, UPS Welcome to the application process for the CANIE Micro-Grants. We have heard your frustrations around accessing funding and set up our application process to be as easy and quick as possible. Our goal is to get $5,000 to...

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January 25, 2022

#SisterhoodSolidarity | How Women in Rural India Turned Courage to Capital.

❝Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.❞ — Maya Angelou   “When bankers refused to serve her neighbors in rural India, Chetna Gala Sinha did the next best thing: she opened a bank of her...

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January 22, 2022

#BWPWBookClub | Black Food – Stories, Art, and Recipes From Across the African Diaspora

“Mouthwatering, visually stunning, and intoxicating, BLACK FOOD tells a global story of creativity, endurance, and imagination that was sustained in the face of dispersal, displacement, and oppression.” — Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.   ABOUT BLACK FOOD A beautiful, rich and groundbreaking book exploring Black...

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January 15, 2022

#FundingSolutions | Joint Loan Program by Alterna Savings and BDC

Joint Loan Program Eligibility Criteria: Community Microfinance and BDC Eligible Groups Black entrepreneurs – Applicants must self-identify as being of African or Caribbean heritage and must have at least 51% ownership interest in the business Social (for profit) entrepreneurs – engaged in a business that uses a creative and...

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